Acting Tips

Tips and Advice from Backstage
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  • College audition season is tough! So much to manage, so much vocal/monologue material to prepare, and requirements vary for every school. But perhaps the most nerve-wracking piece is the unknown that lies behind the door of the dance audition. Nine ...
  • When it comes to auditioning for colleges, finding a way to stand out from the crowd is essential. One of the main areas in which you can assert your individuality is through your choice of audition repertoire. Below, I’ve identified ...
  • When it comes to auditioning for colleges, finding a way to stand out from the crowd is essential. One of the main areas in which you can assert your individuality is through your choice of audition repertoire. Below, I’ve identified ...
  • Mary Fleischer and Barbara Adrian, theater professors at Marymount Manhattan College, took the reins on updating Nicole Potter’s “Movement for Actors” after the author passed away in 2013. Their update adds six new chapters to Potter’s original text and covers ...
Tips from Brian Timoney Actors’ Studio
Brian Timoney Actors’ Studio specialise in transforming individuals with little or no acting experience into professional actors. We cater specifically for people who seek to transition from their 9 to 5 jobs into the acting industry.
  • Ever since she first burst on to our screens as Anthony’s girlfriend in the Royle Family in 1998, Sheridan Smith has been captivating audiences with her endearingly believable performances. Sheridan’s career has gone from strength to strength over the past ...
  • Places have an impact on us. Walking on the Right Bank of Paris feels different from a ghetto. This podcast is all about how places can be used (and should be) to affect your acting. The post Episode 66: How ...
  • If you really want to “live truthfully” on stage/set then you have to forget about pre-planning. To live in the moment means being present in the moment and not getting caught up with thoughts that take you to the past ...
  •   From casting directors to big-time movie directors, all of them hold your fate in their hands, and all of them need impressing. But how do you make an impact when there are already so many actors out there whose ...
By Brian Timoney, one of the world’s leading method acting coaches.